Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 20

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 20

People shop for books at the ceremony to celebrate the first Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day held on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, April 19, 2022. Photo: L. Dien / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today:

Politics

— Speaker of the Indian Lok Sabha Om Birla and his entourage arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday, starting a three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

COVID-19 Updates

— Vietnam reported 13,500 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, putting the country’s total at almost 10.5 million.

— A batch of 1.7 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from the U.S. arrived in Hanoi on Monday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 vaccines given to Vietnam by the States to nearly 40 million doses, according to the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam.

Society

— Doctors in Ho Chi Minh City have warned people of the rise of dengue fever cases among children, with many of them suffering critical conditions.

— Nguyen Xuan Anh, director of the Institute of Geophysics, predicted on Tuesday that earthquakes with a magnitude of 5-5.5 on the Richter scale could occur in Kon Tum after 20 back-to-back earthquakes had struck the Central Highlands province in the past four days.

— The People’s Committee of Hanoi held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to announce its decision to halt the sale of 600 villas built before 1954 in the capital city thanks to suggestions from the press and local people.

Business

— Gasoline prices are projected to increase VND700-800 per liter in line with the global trend on Thursday unless regulators provide subsidies using the fuel price stabilization fund. (US$1 = VND22,957)

Education

— This year’s national high school graduation exam is set to take place on July 6, 7 and 8, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.

Lifestyle

— Officials held a ceremony on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday night to celebrate the first Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day, which is observed annually on a national scale on April 21 under a government decision issued last year.

Sports

— ‘Hay Toa Sang’ (Let’s Shine), the official song of the delayed 2021 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games hosted by Vietnam, has been broadcast on official channels of the event.

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